Social Work Education at Park University


Bachelor of Social Work (BSW)

Offered only face-to-face on the Parkville campus.

The BSW prepares students for beginning professional social work practice in a wide variety of human service and treatment settings. As generalist social work practitioners, graduates will be prepared to work collaboratively with diverse populations. Eco-systems theory and strengths perspective serve as overarching conceptual frameworks throughout the curriculum. All aspects of student learning in the classroom and throughout the curriculum are integrated with the senior year field practicum experience. This degree requires a minimum of 122 total credit hours to graduate.


REQUIREMENTS
  • Core Curriculum 45 hours, requires 2.5 Cumulative GPA
  • No grade lower than a “C” in BSW degree specific courses
AVAILABILITY
Parkville, 16-Week
- Parkville, MO


BSW Degree and Graduation Requirements

University Graduation Requirements – BSW  Hours
BSW degree does not require a Minor (Minors are not recommended for more info, please speak with SW faculty advisor)
LE 100, First-Year Seminar (first-time freshman only; waived for transfer students) 3
Writing Competency Test (see www.park.edu/asc  for more information) P/F
EN 306b, Professional Writing in the Disciplines (prerequisite: WCT) 3
Modern Language (two semesters of one language required – BSW program highly recommends Spanish) 8
University Liberal Education Requirements
(all LE waived for transfer students with conferred  AA degrees from accredited schools; except the following BSW pre-admission requirements, MA 120, PS 101, SO 141)
EN 105, First-Year Writing Seminar I 3
EN 106, First-Year Writing Seminar II (Prerequisite:  EN 105 or equivalent) 3
CA 103, Oral Communication; CA 105, Introduction to Human Communication; or TH 105, Oral Communication 3
CS 140, Introduction to Computers; or higher; or departmental equivalent 3
MA 120, Basic Concepts of Statistics (satisfies BSW program pre-admission requirement and is a pre-requisite for SW 335) 3
Lab Science (100-200 level courses or transfer equivalent) 4
LE Natural and Physical Science Elective (except computer science) (100-200 level courses or transfer equivalent) 3
PS101 Introduction to Psychology  (satisfies LE Social Science Elective and BSW program pre-admission requirement) 3
SO141 Introduction to Sociology (satisfies LE Social Science Elective and BSW program pre-admission requirement) 3
LE Arts & Humanities Elective (100-200 level courses or transfer equivalent) 3
LE Arts & Humanities Elective (100-200 level courses or transfer equivalent) 3
LE 300, Seminar in Integrative and Interdisciplinary Learning 3
Requirements for the BSW
(SW core courses should be taken  in face to face formats; only BSW faculty may approve an online substitution)
Core Curriculum  
PS 309, Human Sexuality 3
SO 302, Study of the Family 3
SW 205, Introduction to Social Work 3
SW 325, Human Diversity & Social Justice  (Prerequisite: SW 205)  3
SW 330, Social Welfare Policy and Programs  (Prerequisite: SW 205)  3
SW 335, Social Work Research (Prerequisites:  Admission to the BSW program, MA 120) 3
SW 305, Human Behavior in Social Environment I (Prerequisite:  Admission to the BSW program) 3
SW 405, Human Behavior in Social Environment II (Prerequisite:  Admission to the BSW program) 3
SW 310, Social Work Practice I: Indiv. & Fam.  (Prerequisite:  Admission to the BSW program / Co-requisites: SW 420, SW 421) 3
SW 320, Social Work Practice II: Groups (Prerequisite:  Admission to the BSW program) 3
SW 410, Social Work Practice III: Org. & Comm. (Prerequisites:  Admission to the BSW program, SW 310 / Co-requisites:  SW 430, SW 431) 3
SW 420, Field Instruction I (Prerequisite:  Admission to the BSW program / Co-requisite:  SW310, SW 421) 5
SW 421, Field Instruction Seminar I (Prerequisite:  Admission to the BSW program / Co-requisites:  SW 310, SW 420) 1
SW 430, Field Instruction II (Prerequisites:  Admission to the BSW program, SW 310, SW 420, SW 421 / Co-requisites:  SW 410, SW 431) 5
SW 431, Field Instruction Seminar II (Prerequisites: Admission to the BSW program, SW310, SW420, SW421 /Co-requisites: SW410, SW430) 1
TOTALS 96